Walker, R and Farmer, A (2018) The Impact of a Career and Technical Education on the Graduation Rates and College Enrollment of High School Students. The Journal of Academic Development and Education (10). ISSN 2051-3593 (In Press)

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Abstract

Context and Objectives
This study explored the impact Career and Technical Education (CTE) had on high school students in Tennessee. Specifically, the purpose of this quantitative study was to compare graduation rates and college enrollment rates between CTE concentrators and non-concentrators.

Methods
The researcher examined existing data from 39 schools in West Tennessee from the 2013-14 and 2014-15 years provided by districts CTE departments.

Results
Results indicated that CTE concentrators were more likely to graduate high school and enroll in postsecondary education than were non-concentrators.

Discussion and Conclusion.
CTE can be a significant component of high school education and is connected to measurable success for students of all backgrounds. Schools should consider expanding opportunities for students to gain knowledge directly related to their career interests and strengths.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Deposited by permission of the editor. This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via Keele University at https://jadekeele.wordpress.com/ - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: college and career readiness, graduation rate, college enrollment
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: Mr Scott McGowan
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 14:03
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2018 10:16
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/5054

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